That memory surfaced on a visit to my 92-year-old grandmother's house. She'd baked black walnut cookies, a toffee cookie like your basic chocolate chip dough base, but instead of chips, the dark, complex, rich flavor of black walnuts. When we went out for ice cream on a hot evening, she ordered wild cherry and my uncle ordered blackberry.
I wanted to ask, "Why order wild cherry when there's rocky road and Heath crunch and fudge with peanut butter ribbon?"
A list of old people flavors — let's call them old-fashioned flavors — has been compiling itself for all these years in my head. Poppyseed, black walnut, black cherry, wild cherry, blackberry.
What other old-fashioned flavors can go on the list? And what flavors of today will be the old-people flavors of tomorrow?